Introduction to some photos of the Arena, Shavertown, and Union Grove Area

Main Street, Union Grove, NY, postcard mailed Dec 1918.

Introduction to some photos of the Arena, Shavertown, and Union Grove Area
by Ann Laing, September 19, 2005

When people ask where I was born, I reply, “At home in Shavertown, NY”, and then I have to add that they won’t find that small village on a NYS map.  It and three other Delaware River Valley villages are now covered with 150,000,000,000 gallons of water in a man-made, 18 mile long, lake known as the Downsville-Pepacton Reservoir.  “How was that ever allowed to happen”, they ask, and I answer that there are still many descendants of those lost villages’ residents that ask the same question.

To continue reading and see more photos visit Delaware County, NY Genealogy and History Site

School at Union Grove, NY, Sept. 1917; postcard, written on back, Sam Gray, Teacher; Elsie and Ethel Brower are the twin girls with plaid coats and large white bows in their hair; their brother, Anthony E. Brower is the boy standing under the window with the suit and knickers on.

Photo, identified as Arena Bridge, Anthony Brower driving wagon, no date

 

 

‘Stone Gang’, 1927; J. Ray Bramley standing, second from right; working on a road somewhere around Shavertown , NY

 

 

Union Grove, NY, postcard, no dates

One Response to Introduction to some photos of the Arena, Shavertown, and Union Grove Area

  1. Aren’t these the towns that were buried by the NYC reservoir (Pepacton)?

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